John M. Pasternak
Composer, Arranger (ASCAP) and Music Educator
John   M.   Pasternak   is   an   active   music   performer,   teacher   and   conductor   who   has   founded   and   directed   several   active
community   ensembles.   John   attended   Kent   State   University   (KSU)   where   he   pursued   a   Bachelor   of   Music   Education   degree   and
serves   as   President   of   the   Kent   State   Ohio   Collegiate   Music   Education   Association   (OCMEA)   Chapter.     Mr.   Pasternak   was   Staff
Arranger   at   Kent   State   University,   where   he   focused   on   composing   and   arranging   for   the   music   department   while   conducting   his
works   with   many   of   the   KSU   music   ensembles.     He   has   composed   repertoire   for   many   Independent   Films   and   is   an   elected
member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
John   is   an   experienced   composer   with   works   published   by   RWS   Music   Company,   Carl   Fischer   Music,   Bandworks   Publications,
Grand   Mesa   Music   Publishers   and   Excelcia   Music   Publishing.   His   “Intrepid   Fanfare”   was   selected   as   one   of   the   Top   100   works   in
2017   by   Bandworld   Magazine.     In   addition   to   his   numerous   concert   works,   John   composed   music   for   the   Audio   Technica   video
"How   To   Mic   A   Zombie"   and   most   recently   was   involved   in   composing   music   and   the   film   score   for   Coaster   Studios   documentary
“Save My Park.”
Mr.   Pasternak   is   in   demand   as   a   composer   and   guest   clinician   for   both   his   concert   work   and   teaching   experience   across   the
musical genres. He is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA).
John M. Pasternak
Composer, Arranger (ASCAP) and Music Educator
John   M.   Pasternak   is   an   active   music   performer,   teacher
and    conductor    who    has    founded    and    directed    several    active
community    ensembles.    John    attended    Kent    State    University
(KSU)   where   he   pursued   a   Bachelor   of   Music   Education   degree
and   serves   as   President   of   the   Kent   State   Ohio   Collegiate   Music
Education   Association   (OCMEA)   Chapter.     Mr.   Pasternak   was   Staff
Arranger    at    Kent    State    University,    where    he    focused    on
composing    and    arranging    for    the    music    department    while
conducting   his   works   with   many   of   the   KSU   music   ensembles.  
He   has   composed   repertoire   for   many   Independent   Films   and   is
an    elected    member    of    the    American    Society    of    Composers,
Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
John   is   an   experienced   composer   with   works   published   by
RWS      Music      Company,      Carl      Fischer      Music,      Bandworks
Publications,   Grand   Mesa   Music   Publishers   and   Excelcia   Music
Publishing.   His   “Intrepid   Fanfare”   was   selected   as   one   of   the   Top
100   works   in   2017   by   Bandworld   Magazine.     In   addition   to   his
numerous   concert   works,   John   composed   music   for   the   Audio
Technica   video   "How   To   Mic   A   Zombie"   and   most   recently   was
involved    in    composing    music    and    the    film    score    for    Coaster
Studios documentary “Save My Park.”
Mr.    Pasternak    is    in    demand    as    a    composer    and    guest
clinician    for    both    his    concert    work    and    teaching    experience
across   the   musical   genres.   He   is   an   active   member   of   the   Ohio
Music Education Association (OMEA).
John’s teaching philosophy is simple: Make music accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible. He does this by choosing music that is appropriate to the ensembles he works with. He also assess groups using formative and summative assessments and then use the data to plan rehearsals and future music selections. Whether leading a warm-up or a sectional, John’s ensembles and classes are mostly student lead which allows for students to take more ownership in their ensembles and classes. This makes students become more involved and form a better understanding of the material his groups work on. It also helps students build comradery and build a section rapport. Differentiation is a huge part of John’s classroom. His daily teaching includes ways to learn for Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic learners. In addition, students are also differentiated by instrument sections and within those sections, more advanced students help students who are struggling with the material. By doing this, it helps the lessons reach a broader variety of students and makes the classroom a more welcoming environment. Since 2004, John has worked with musicians just starting their musical journey in fifth grade to musicians who are retired and performing for fun. He believes music should not only be accessible to performers but for wide audiences as well. His groups perform for audiences ranging from retirement homes and concert halls.
John’s teaching philosophy is simple: Make music accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible. He does this by choosing music that is appropriate to the ensembles he works with. He also assess groups using formative and summative assessments and then use the data to plan rehearsals and future music selections. Whether leading a warm-up or a sectional, John’s ensembles and classes are mostly student lead which allows for students to take more ownership in their ensembles and classes. This makes students become more involved and form a better understanding of the material his groups work on. It also helps students build comradery and build a section rapport. Differentiation is a huge part of John’s classroom. His daily teaching includes ways to learn for Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic learners. In addition, students are also differentiated by instrument sections and within those sections, more advanced students help students who are struggling with the material. By doing this, it helps the lessons reach a broader variety of students and makes the classroom a more welcoming environment. Since 2004, John has worked with musicians just starting their musical journey in fifth grade to musicians who are retired and performing for fun. He believes music should not only be accessible to performers but for wide audiences as well. His groups perform for audiences ranging from retirement homes and concert halls.
John’s works are published by the following publishers:
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Self Published Music Available From:

Chamber

Messenger Of The Sea RWS Music Company Brass Choir
A Moment RWS Music Company Saxophone Quartet (SATB) Grade 3
The Washington Post Excelcia Music Publishing Saxophone Quartet (SATB) Grade 3
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Concert Band

Adventure Express Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 3
Again We Rise RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
Almighty Hand RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
America the Beautiful Self Published Concert Band Grade 2.5
Angels We Have Heard On High RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
Auld Lang Syne Slef Published Concert Band Grade 2
Belligerence Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 1
Breaking News Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 2
Chase the Horizon Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 2
Christmas Trees Around The World RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
Clear Resolve Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Grade 1.5
Courage Undaunted RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 5
Dark Matter RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 2
Distant Memories Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Grade 2
Excel (March) Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Grade 3.5
Expeditious Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 1
Galaxy Defenders RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 1
Geauga Lake: An Epilogue Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 2
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
Home Of The Brave RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
A Hot Air Balloon Adventure Grand Mesa Music Publishers Concert Band Grade 4
Hymn from Jupiter Self Published Concert Band Grade 2
Intrepid Fanfare RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
Kinetic Fanfare RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
Low Brass On The Housetop Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Grade 1.5
Pomp and Circumstance Self Published Concert Band Grade 3.5
Roar In The Wind RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
The Royal Horsemen RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 1
To A Place Called Hope RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3
Tribute RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3
Wave High The Flag RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
We Three Kings RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
The Western Reserve (March) Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 3.5
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Storm Chasers Grand Mesa Music Publishers Marching Band Grade 3
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Marching Band

John’s works are published by the following publishers:
Listen here:
Self Published Music Available From:
Messenger Of The Sea RWS Music Company Brass Choir
A Moment RWS Music Company Saxophone Quartet (SATB) Grade 3
The Washington Post Excelcia Music Publishing Saxophone Quartet (SATB) Grade 3
COMING SOON
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NEW

Chamber

Concert Band

Storm Chasers Grand Mesa Music Publishers Marching Band Grade 3
NEW

Marching Band

Adventure Express Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 3
Again We Rise RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
Almighty Hand RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
America the Beautiful Self Published Concert Band Grade 2.5
Angels We Have Heard On High RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
Auld Lang Syne Slef Published Concert Band Grade 2
Belligerence Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 1
Breaking News Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 2
Chase the Horizon Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 2
Christmas Trees Around The World RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
Clear Resolve Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Grade 1.5
Courage Undaunted RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 5
Dark Matter RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 2
Distant Memories Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Grade 2
Excel (March) Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Grade 3.5
Expeditious Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 1
Galaxy Defenders RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 1
Geauga Lake: An Epilogue Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 2
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
Home Of The Brave RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
A Hot Air Balloon Adventure Grand Mesa Music Publishers Concert Band Grade 4
Hymn from Jupiter Self Published Concert Band Grade 2
Intrepid Fanfare RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
Kinetic Fanfare RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 4
Low Brass On The Housetop Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Grade 1.5
Pomp and Circumstance Self Published Concert Band Grade 3.5
Roar In The Wind RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
The Royal Horsemen RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 1
To A Place Called Hope RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3
Tribute RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3
Wave High The Flag RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
We Three Kings RWS Music Company Concert Band Grade 3.5
The Western Reserve (March) Carl Fischer Music Concert Band Grade 3.5
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John can be reached by email at john@johnpasternak.com.
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All Materials, Including but not limited to Music, Photos, Sounds, Logos and Information are © 2017 John M Pasternak. All Rights Reserved.
John can be reached by email at john@johnpasternak.com.
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